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Balblair

12 Years Old

Specifications
Brand: Balblair, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 12 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
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Balblair Distillery, Edderton, Tain, Highland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Old books, that slightly dusty mellow smell, like walking into a second-hand book shop. Then moves towards the more savoury end of things with chive dumplings and soy sauce. All wrapped up with a little heat and some serious fruitiness.
Palate: Sweet and honeyed. Then those serious fruit notes take over – strawberries, mango, passionfruit.
Finish: Long and sweet – clotted cream and strawberry jam.
Comment: Really sweet. Feels like you are waiting for a spice kick but it just keeps delivering sweetness.
8.1
Taster   Sam Coyne
Nose: Stewed fruits, pears, plums and apples. Haybarns and freshly mown lawns.
Palate: Salted caramel puddings, a rich coffee that brings with it berries and menthol. Becomes fruitier as it goes on – apricots, peaches and cream. Just a hint of anise and citrus right at the back.
Finish: Loiters around – more of that cream and the sweetness from almonds and marzipan.
Comment: A fresh and vibrant one.
7.7
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